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Is there a SEARCH button on this forum?

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May 24, 2013

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I don't see one.

Control + F = FIND.  Find doesn't find one.

Is it me?  Or is it Jive? 

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Is there a SEARCH button on this forum?

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May 24, 2013

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I don't see one.

Control + F = FIND.  Find doesn't find one.

Is it me?  Or is it Jive? 

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It is a sore point with many of us.  The Search is "Ask a Question" and Ask a Question is "Start a Discussion".

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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Also, as far as I know, the Ask a Question area (you enter your question in the line just under AaQ) is only on the entry page of a forum, not at the top of an actual message

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LEGEND ,
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The "forum search" function is indeed cleverly named "Ask a question".  The point is, you can ask all you want, it will never give you the answer you are looking for.  Most likely it will return some completely unrelated topics from 2008, but never anything that contains the keywords you have entered.

Your best bet is Google, using the term site:forums.adobe.com - unfortunately you cannot make that search inside a specific forum.

"Ask a question" is indeed a sad, old, and very tired joke!  My own, homemade website has a better (SQL coded) search function...

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LEGEND ,
May 25, 2013

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Pat,

It is my understanding that the Adobe Forum Team is addressing the naming conventions for the Search function. Now, whether a change in that title will be forthcoming is up for debate. Also, many requests have been posited for better Searching within the Adobe Forums. Things have gotten better, but there is still much work to be done.

The Search capabilities on the AdobeTV pages has gotten better and better, and is almost, IMHO, about where it should be, with but a few additional tweaks. Maybe the Adobe Forums will be able to implement some of those Search features?

Good luck to us all,

Hunt

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Thanks, guys.

>>The "forum search" function is indeed cleverly named "Ask a question".  The point is, you can ask all you want, it will never give you the answer you are looking for.  Most likely it will return some completely unrelated topics from 2008, but never anything that contains the keywords you have entered.

Ah.  Yes, I eventually tried that.  That's exactly what happened.

More Jive from Adobe.  Shame.  Used to be the best forums on the planet.

(BTW, I copied the >> text above, put it on my clipboard, and when I used Jive's quotation marks, Hunt's post popped up.  Jive again.)

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I wish I could find the link so I could credit the kind soul on these forums suggested using the following to Google a particular thread, in this case (obviously) InDesign Scripting:

<[terms you want to search on] "InDesign Scripting > Discussions" site:forums.adobe.com/thread/>

David

Message was edited by: David W. Goodrich Typos, argh

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